Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law two bills that limit distracted driving. The first one prohibits drivers of all ages from texting while driving. The second makes it illegal for anyone under 18 to use a cell phone while driving.
Violators can face a penalty of $150 and one point against their driver’s license. The laws take effect July 1, 2010. Pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers on Georgia’s roads will be safer as a result of these new laws. It’s about time, don’t you think?